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Mar 7
Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser
Until 2010, cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser had only played classical music. But not anymore! These days they're known as 2CELLOS, and they're a YouTube and worldwide sensation. On this weekend's Performance Today, 2CELLOS will join Fred in the studio to discuss their classical training, their current tour, and more.
Mar 6
Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser
Until 2010, cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser had only played classical music. But not anymore! These days they're known as 2CELLOS, and they're a YouTube and worldwide sensation. On Friday's Performance Today, 2CELLOS will join Fred in the studio to discuss their classical training, their current tour, and more.
Mar 5
Portrait of Queen Mary II
When Queen Mary the Second died in 1694, Henry Purcell wrote music for the funeral. And in 1992, American composer Steven Stucky gave it a 20th century spin. On Thursday's Performance Today, we'll hear the Boston Symphony at Carnegie Hall playing this 20th century take on a 17th century classic.
Mar 4
piano hands
Each week on our Piano Puzzler, composer Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We then get one of our listeners on the phone to try to guess the tune and the composer whose style Bruce is imitating. Play along with our Piano Puzzler, on Wednesday's Performance Today.
Mar 3
Arabian Nights Entertainments
On Tuesday's Performance Today, we'll hear the story of One Thousand and One Nights as told in music by Rimsky-Korsakov. Plus, we'll her a beautiful piece for six pianos by American composer Paul Kerekes.
Mar 2
Cowboys on horseback
Aaron Copland was from Brooklyn. He was a city slicker who captured -- and to a certain degree, created -- what we think of as the sound of the old American West. On Monday's Performance Today, we'll hear selections from his cowboy ballet, "Billy the Kid."